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2011 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog Cayuse, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, USA

In Bond case price:
£900.00
Country USA
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Producer Cayuse
Vintage 2011
Type Red (Still)
Grape Variety Syrah
ABV 13.8%
Format 3x75cl
Packaging Non-Original Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a US-based merchant; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

96 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (June 2014)

The 2011 Syrah Bionic Frog is another rocking Syrah from Christophe that does everything right. Creme de cassis, blackberry, smoked earth, toasted spice and violets emerge from the glass, and it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit and brilliant length. Gaining more minerality with time in the glass, it will continue to flesh out nicely with another handful of years in the cellar, and have two decades of ultimate longevity.

94 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (October 2017)

Bright, dark red with ruby tones. High-pitched notes of spices, herbs and African violet lift the perfumed aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and huckleberry. Initially surprisingly creamy in the mouth for a wine from such a cool year, combining a sexy sweetness with lovely pepper and lavender lift. This wonderfully perfumed, precise wine is neither hard nor green. Most impressive today on the perfumed, rising, very long finish, which offers superb saline complexity, a subtle note of purple sage and outstanding peppery lift, with the tannins firm but not hard. A wonderfully scented wine from a very cool, late season; Baron told me that there were only three afternoons during the summer with temperatures above 90 degrees. (I should note that in my visits to Walla Walla in late June and July over the last three or four years, I've probably enjoyed no more than three afternoons with temperatures under 90.)

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2017 3x75cl NOC 2 cases £950.00 In Bond View
2012 3x75cl NOC 3 cases £1,000.00 In Bond View
2009 3x75cl NOC 1 case £1,000.00 In Bond View
2008 3x75cl NOC 1 case £1,000.00 In Bond View
2007 3x75cl OC 1 case £1,200.00 In Bond View